It may have taken me a little while, but I am thrilled to share that We Bury Not Burn by Chloë Callistemon, Betsy Turcot and myself has been published in the Collaboration Issue of Cordite Magazine.
I would welcome you to watch it here.
It’s not just nice to have this work together at last as a film, after the one and only glamourtime live performance at the Judith Wright Centre all that time ago, but very nice to be included in such a fine journal and an edition that features several Brisbane-based fellow travellers to boot.
The edition considers works that collaborate (knowingly or otherwise) and I love the that editors:
… allowed the idea of collaboration to remain open in order to encourage not just multi-authored works (between two poets, or a poet and a musician, and etc.), but poetry which actively collaborates with its own history, and so plays with ideas of authorship, attribution, hoaxing, as well as appropriation, intertextuality, genre and allusion. We wanted, in short, to call the notion of the ‘sole’ or ‘original’ author into question.
Given the challenges faced by the poetry community in Brisbane in relationship to authorship and credit, it was a lovely edition to be involved with, in a place that acknowledges that unskinned collaborative membrane between writer and writers, collaborator and instigator, muse and artist, lover and lover. Thanks to Judith and Nugget for their collaboration too. I hope you enjoy the work.